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Get scared – and nostalgic – in the latest adaptation of Stephen King, ‘It’

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Stephen King attends a special screening of "IT" at Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 on September 6, 2017 in Bangor, Maine. Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros.

The top film of the week is the Stephen King adaptation “It,” which begs the question: What’s your favorite Stephen King book-turned-film?

With more than 50 books published and 40 movie adaptations made over the years, King’s work is still as relevant as ever. Recent big budget films like “The Dark Tower” starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, as well as King-inspired shows like “Stranger Things,” encapsulate the longevity and influence of the author’s work. But not without some backlash. Even cult-favorite movies like Stanley Kubric’s “The Shining” drew criticism from the author himself, who believed the film drifted too far from the content of his book.

What are your favorite King adaptations? And why do you think audiences still flock to these visual interpretations? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

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